Robert Michael Smith is an active pioneer of digital sculpture, 3D CG visualization/animation, virtual reality, robotic CNC milling, 3D printed sculptures and synthetic biology.
Smith exhibited extensively globally during the past forty years including Digital Stone Exhibition at Beijing Today Art Museum, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Chongqing Jinse Gallery, Wenzhou ArtMap Gallery, China including Autodesk Design Museum, San Francisco, CA. Smith’s sculptures are included in the permanent collections of China National Museum of Fine Art at Beijing and Datong Museum of Contemporary Sculpture.
Smith has lectured at numerous universities, international conferences, and featured in several international articles and books including Bruce Wand’s “Art of the Digital Age”, published by Thames and Hudson.
2012 Smith completed “Biophormatalasmith Stage One: Bio-Sculpture: Rapid Prototyping Human Biological Material for Sculpture”, Art & Science collaboration with Dr. Anthony Atala at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine to 3D print living human tissue of an invented sculptural form designed by CAD. This project was a featured lecture presentation, “In Search of the Lost Cord” at XXXVII Brown Symposium, “What Things May Come: 3D Printing in the Fine Arts and Sciences”, Alma Thomas Theater, Sarofim School of Fine Arts, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas during February 2015.
Since 2003 he has served as co-founding Board Director of Digital Stone Project